TweetFollow Us on Twitter

C++ Methods, Fortran
Volume Number:7
Issue Number:2
Column Tag:Jörg's Folder

Related Info: Quickdraw

C++ Methods In FORTRAN

By Jörg Langowski, Editorial Board

“C++ Methods in FORTRAN”

This article had to come. Next thing you’ll see, you may think, is calling Eiffel from Forth. But seriously, implementing cross-language calling very often helps you to understand how one particular language really works and how to get most out of it. Also, the Fortran run time system has some advantages, like well-designed console I/O that may help in debugging, file I/O, an easily accessible output window, and therefore adding it may be very helpful in some applications. So here we go, and write a C++ method in Language Systems Fortran.

C++ methods are really independent subroutines, and the association between a method and its class is done through the header file - on the source code side - and through the modified method name on the object code side. When you define two different classes with methods of the same name, as in

// 1

class aaa {
 public:
 void doit();
}

class bbbb {
 public:
 void doit();
}

the methods are usually defined in a place different from where they are actually used. In fact, most often they may be pre-compiled in a library. The linker can distinguish between the two different doit methods, because their symbolic name on the linker level is modified by the class name. The two methods’ names in this case would be: doit__3aaaFv and doit__4bbbbFv.

C++ Function Name Encoding

To remind you of the C++ linker naming conventions: the first part of the linker name is the method name (doit), followed by two underscores. Then follows the class name, preceded by the number of characters in that name. Appended to that are some symbols describing the parameter list. In our case, for methods taking no parameters, it is simply “Fv”. F stands for a function, v for a void parameter list. I am not describing all the modifiers that are used in creating a linker name out of a C++ method name; the full encoding scheme is described in the AT&T C++ release notes, chapter 6, page 22.

Usually, you never see the encoded names; only when e.g. a method is defined in a class header file, then referenced by some code using objects from that class, but never actually implemented, the linker might complain about a missing function. There, you will probably have seen those funny names already, and used the MPW unmangle tool to make sense out of them.

Here, we want to go the other direction. When we implement a C++ method in some non-object language, we must write a routine that has the encoded method’s name. The easiest way to find out about the linker name of a C++ method is not to construct it yourself (you never get it right in the first place), but just to define the method in the class header, use it in the code, and never actually implement it. The linker will tell you in its error message what function it is looking for.

That way I found out that the name for the method pascal void FtnCall() in the class TMacTutorDocument is FTNCALL__17TMACTUTORDOCUMENT. The characters “Fv” are not appended here, and the name is written in all capitals, because of the “pascal” keyword. This also means that all external Pascal-type methods of the same name in the same class will have the same linker name, regardless of the argument list.

Language Systems Fortran, of course, uses Pascal calling conventions, so a method written in Fortran will have to be defined in C++ as pascal. We want to pass some parameters, so lets define an argument list:

{2}

pascal void FtnCall(short *menuitem, long k, float *r);

The method will later be called from a menu handler, just for the fun of it, and we pass the number of the menu item selected, and some numbers. Note one restriction here: LS Fortran symbolic names are limited to 31 characters, so don’t use too complicated class and method names if you don’t want to run out of space.

The Sample Program

We use the sample program that I showed you in V6#1: Apple’s C++ mini-application skeleton. You should now go back to your library and get that MacTutor issue, or reorder it, because we obviously cannot reprint its full source here. Listing 2 only shows those parts that have been changed.

In the constructor and destructor methods of the application class we have added calls to InitFortran() and ExitFortran() for initializing the Fortran run time system at the start of the program and leaving it properly at the end. During the program, then, the run time system is at our disposal. The Fortran method is defined in the class TMacTutorDocument. It is used in the TMacTutorApp class, in its DoMenuCommand method:

// 3

x = 4.567;
fMacTutorCurDoc->FtnCall(&menuItem,3456,&x);

This way we have some calls by reference (standard Fortran calling convention), and one call by value.

The Fortran routine (listing 1) receives the three parameters in the same order. Furthermore, on every method call a handle to the method’s current object (this) is pushed on the stack after all the method’s parameters. The Fortran code has to take that extra parameter into account. Thus, the first line of the Fortran routine will be

C 4

subroutine FTNCALL__17TMACTUTORDOCUMENT
 (menuitem,%val(k),r,%val(this))  .

menuitem and r are passed by reference, k is received by value (Language Systems Fortran has an option for receiving parameters by value in the subroutine definition). this is also received by value. Through this, we can access the instance variables of the method’s current object. We also define the list of instance variables, which becomes rather complicated as we have to dereference handles in the (Languages Systems) Fortran way. The structure definitions at the beginning of the Fortran routine show you how to do that.

this points to the beginning of the object’s instance variables, starting with those of the topmost ancestor class and descending through the class hierarchy. In our case, we have a window pointer fDocWindow and the pointer to the virtual methods table vptr from the TDocument class, then the instance variables of TMacTutorDocument, fItemSelected and fDisplayString.

The main body of the routine displays the passed parameters and some information about the instance variables in the Fortran output window.

That’s all! You’re now able to add Fortran code to C++ programs as you like, and have it behave like real C++ methods.

Listing 1: C++ method written in Fortran

CC++ test method written in Language Systems Fortran
CFor editing, some of the lines had to be split. I have not
Ccreated proper Fortran continuation lines, because a. C I’m lazy and 
b. I think the text can be read better that 
Cway -- jl --

 subroutine FTNCALL__17TMACTUTORDOCUMENT
 (menuitem,%val(k),r,%val(this))
Cpascal void FtnCall__17TMacTutorDocument
 (short *menuitem, long k, float *r, 
 struct TMacTutorDocument **);
 include “Quickdraw.f”

 structure /MTDocVars/
 record /WindowPtr/ fDocWindow
 integer*4 vptr
 integer*2 fItemSelected
 record /StringPtr/ fDisplayString
 end structure
 
 structure /MTDocPtr/
 pointer /MTDocVars/ p
 end structure
 
 structure /MTDocHdl/
 pointer /MTDocPtr/ h
 end structure
 
 record /MTDocHdl/ this
 
 integer*2 menuitem

 integer top,left,bottom,right
 
 call MoveOutWindow (20,260,490,340)
 write (*,*) “Arguments to FtnCall:”,menuitem,k,r
 write (*,*) “fItemSelected = “,this.h^.p^.fItemSelected
 write (*,*) “fDisplayString = 
 “,this.h^.p^.fDisplayString.sptr^
 
 top    = this.h^.p^.fdocwindow.wp^.portrect.top
 bottom = this.h^.p^.fdocwindow.wp^.portrect.bottom
 left   = this.h^.p^.fdocwindow.wp^.portrect.left
 right  = this.h^.p^.fdocwindow.wp^.portrect.right
 write (*,*) “doc window = “,top,left,bottom,right
 return
 end
Listing 2: Changes to the .cp and .h files from the V6#1 example

File MacTutorApp.make:

OBJECTS = TApplication.cp.o TDocument.cp.o 
 MacTutorApp.cp.o MacTutorDoc.cp.o 
 MacTutorGrow.cp.o FtnCall.f.o
HEADERS = MacTutorApp.h MacTutorDoc.h 
 MacTutorGrow.h

TApplication.cp.o ƒ TApplication.cp TApplication.h
  CPlus  TApplication.cp
TDocument.cp.o ƒ TDocument.cp TDocument.h
  CPlus  TDocument.cp
MacTutorApp.cp.o ƒ MacTutorApp.make 
 {HEADERS} MacTutorApp.cp
  CPlus  MacTutorApp.cp
MacTutorDoc.cp.o ƒ MacTutorApp.make 
 {HEADERS} MacTutorDoc.cp
  CPlus  MacTutorDoc.cp
MacTutorGrow.cp.o ƒ MacTutorApp.make 
 {HEADERS} MacTutorGrow.cp
  CPlus  MacTutorGrow.cp
FtnCall.f.o ƒ MacTutorApp.make FtnCall.f
  Fortran -mc68020 -mc68881 -opt=3 -bkg=0 FtnCall.f

MacTutorApp ƒƒ MacTutorApp.make {OBJECTS}
 Link -w -t APPL -c JLMT 
 “{CLibraries}”CRuntime.o 
 {OBJECTS} 
 “{Libraries}”Interface.o 
 “{CLibraries}”StdCLib.o 
 “{CLibraries}”CSANELib.o 
 “{CLibraries}”Math.o 
 “{CLibraries}”CInterface.o 
 “{CLibraries}”CPlusLib.o 
 #”{CLibraries}”Complex.o 
 “{FLibraries}FORTRANLib.o” 
 -o MacTutorApp

MacTutorApp ƒƒ MacTutorApp.make MacTutorApp.r
 Rez MacTutorApp.r -append -o MacTutorApp

File MacTutorApp.h:

class TMacTutorApp : public TApplication {
public:
 TMacTutorApp(void); // Our constructor
 ~TMacTutorApp(void);
 // need a destructor to call EXITFORTRAN

private:
 // routines from TApplication we are overriding
 long HeapNeeded(void);
 unsigned long SleepVal(void);
 void AdjustMenus(void);
 void DoMenuCommand
 (short menuID, short menuItem);

 // routines for our own devious purposes
 void DoNew(void);
 void Terminate(void);
};

File MacTutorDoc.h:

class TMacTutorDocument : public TDocument {
  protected:
 short fItemSelected;
 // string corresponding to menu item selected
 StringPtr fDisplayString;

 void DrawWindow(void);

  public:
 TMacTutorDocument(short resID, StringPtr s);
 ~TMacTutorDocument(void); 
 // routine to access private variables
 void SetDisplayString (StringPtr s) {fDisplayString = s;}
 short GetItemSelected(void) {return fItemSelected;}
 void SetItemSelected(short item) {fItemSelected = item;}

 // methods from TDocument we override
 void DoUpdate(void);
 
 // Fortran calling;
 pascal void FtnCall(short *menuitem, long k, float *r);
};

File MacTutorApp.cp:

pascal void initFortran();
pascal void exitFortran();

// Methods for our application class
TMacTutorApp::TMacTutorApp(void)
{
 Handle menuBar;

 initFortran(); // initialize Fortran runtime system
 
 // read menus into menu bar
 menuBar = GetNewMBar(rMenuBar);
 // install menus
 SetMenuBar(menuBar);
 DisposHandle(menuBar);
 // add DA names to Apple menu
 AddResMenu(GetMHandle(mApple), ‘DRVR’);
 DrawMenuBar();

 // create empty mouse region
 fMouseRgn = NewRgn();
 // create a single empty document
 DoNew();
}

TMacTutorApp::~TMacTutorApp(void)
{
 exitFortran(); // exit Fortran runtime system
}

void TMacTutorApp::DoMenuCommand
 (short menuID, short menuItem)
{
 short  itemHit;
 Str255 daName;
 short  daRefNum;
 float  x;// for testing the Fortran call
 WindowPtrwindow;
 TMacTutorDocument* fMacTutorCurDoc =
 (TMacTutorDocument*) fCurDoc;

 window = FrontWindow();
 switch ( menuID ) {
 case mApple:
 switch ( menuItem ) {
 case iAbout:    // About box
 itemHit = Alert(rAboutAlert, nil);
 break;
 default: // DAs etc.
 GetItem(GetMHandle(mApple), menuItem, daName);
 daRefNum = OpenDeskAcc(daName);
 break;
   }
 break;
 case mFile:
 switch ( menuItem ) {
 case iNew:
 DoNew();
 break;
 case iClose:
 if (fMacTutorCurDoc != nil) {
 fDocList->RemoveDoc(fMacTutorCurDoc);
 delete fMacTutorCurDoc;
   }
 else CloseDeskAcc(((WindowPeek) 
 fWhichWindow)->windowKind);
 break;
 case iQuit:
 Terminate();
 break;
   }
 break;
 case mEdit: // SystemEdit for DA editing & MultiFinder 
 if ( !SystemEdit(menuItem-1) ) {
 switch ( menuItem ) {
 case iCut:
 break;
 case iCopy:
 break;
 case iPaste:
 break;
 case iClear:
 break;
    }
   }
 break;
 case myMenu:
 if (fMacTutorCurDoc != nil) {
 switch ( menuItem ) {
 case item1:
 fMacTutorCurDoc->
 SetDisplayString(“\pC++”);
 break;
 case item2:
 fMacTutorCurDoc->
 SetDisplayString(“\pSample”);
 break;
 case item3:
 fMacTutorCurDoc->
 SetDisplayString(“\pApplication”);
 break;
 case item5:
 fMacTutorCurDoc->SetDisplayString(“\pHave Fun”);
 x = 4.567;
 fMacTutorCurDoc->FtnCall(&menuItem,3456,&x);
 break;
    }
 fMacTutorCurDoc->SetItemSelected(menuItem);
 InvalRect(&(window->portRect));
 fMacTutorCurDoc->DoUpdate();
 }
 break;
   }
 HiliteMenu(0);
} // DoMenuCommand


 

Community Search:
MacTech Search:

Software Updates via MacUpdate

GarageSale 6.9.2 - Create outstanding eB...
GarageSale is a slick, full-featured client application for the eBay online auction system. Create and manage your auctions with ease. With GarageSale, you can create, edit, track, and manage... Read more
calibre 2.17 - Complete e-library manage...
Calibre is a complete e-book library manager. Organize your collection, convert your books to multiple formats, and sync with all of your devices. Let Calibre be your multi-tasking digital librarian... Read more
OmniGraffle Pro 6.1.2 - Create diagrams,...
OmniGraffle Pro helps you draw beautiful diagrams, family trees, flow charts, org charts, layouts, and (mathematically speaking) any other directed or non-directed graphs. We've had people use... Read more
OmniGraffle 6.1.2 - Create diagrams, flo...
OmniGraffle helps you draw beautiful diagrams, family trees, flow charts, org charts, layouts, and (mathematically speaking) any other directed or non-directed graphs. We've had people use Graffle to... Read more
RoboForm 2.0.2 - Password manager; syncs...
RoboForm is a password manager that offers one-click login, mobile syncing, easy form filling, and reliable security. Password Manager. RoboForm remembers your passwords so you don't have to! Just... Read more
Apple MainStage 3.1 - Live performance t...
Love the sound you got on your recording? MainStage 3 makes it easy to bring all the same instruments and effects to the stage. Everything from the Sound Library and Smart Controls you're familiar... Read more
Freeway Pro 7.0.2 - Drag-and-drop Web de...
Freeway Pro lets you build websites with speed and precision... without writing a line of code! With its user-oriented drag-and-drop interface, Freeway Pro helps you piece together the website of... Read more
A Better Finder Rename 9.44 - File, phot...
A Better Finder Rename is the most complete renaming solution available on the market today. That's why, since 1996, tens of thousands of hobbyists, professionals and businesses depend on A Better... Read more
Stacks 2.6.9 - New way to create pages i...
Stacks is a new way to create pages in RapidWeaver. It's a plugin designed to combine drag-and-drop simplicity with the power of fluid layout. Features: Fluid Layout: Stacks lets you build pages... Read more
Sid Meier's Civilization: Beyond Ea...
Sid Meier's Civilization: Beyond Earth is a new science-fiction-themed entry into the award-winning Civilization series. Set in the future, global events have destabilized the world leading to a... Read more

Mediocre, the Team Behind Smash Hit, is...
Mediocre, the Team Behind Smash Hit, is Teasing Their Latest Unnamed Project Posted by Jessica Fisher on January 26th, 2015 [ permalink ] | Read more »
Heroes of Gaia Review
Heroes of Gaia Review By Campbell Bird on January 26th, 2015 Our Rating: :: TIMERS OF MIGHT AND MAGICUniversal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad This free-to-play rpg looks a lot like Heroes of Might and Magic, but it’s poor... | Read more »
Choice Provisions is Set to Launch Destr...
Choice Provisions is Set to Launch Destructamundo on iOS This Month Posted by Tre Lawrence on January 23rd, 2015 [ permalink ] Choice Provisions – home stable to | Read more »
King of Thieves – An Interview With Zept...
Ahead of the release of ZeptoLab’s King of Thieves, we were able to ask ZeptoLab’s co-founder, Semyon Voinov, a few questions about the inspiration behind the game and what that means for the Cut the Rope franchise. | Read more »
Handle Review
Handle Review By Jennifer Allen on January 23rd, 2015 Our Rating: :: SPEEDY ORGANIZINGUniversal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad Handle is a very convenient way of juggling your emails, To Do list, and Calendar all through one... | Read more »
The New Disney Inquizitive App Offers a...
The New Disney Inquizitive App Offers a Place for Fans to Take Disney Quizzes Posted by Tre Lawrence on January 23rd, 2015 [ permalink ] | Read more »
Hands-On With Cut the Rope Developer Zep...
Marking quite a departure from ZeptoLab’s past successes, namely the Cut The Rope series, King of Thieves is shaping up to be quite promising. Due for release in February, we were lucky enough to have some time with a preview build to see exactly... | Read more »
Fast Fishing Review
Fast Fishing Review By Jennifer Allen on January 23rd, 2015 Our Rating: :: LIVES UP TO ITS NAMEUniversal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad Fishing is far from relaxing in Fast Fishing, but it is fun.   | Read more »
Head Back to Dark World of Arnashia in B...
Head Back to Dark World of Arnashia in Blood Brothers 2 Posted by Jessica Fisher on January 23rd, 2015 [ permalink ] Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad | Read more »
Saved Review
Saved Review By Jennifer Allen on January 23rd, 2015 Our Rating: :: SIMPLE BUDGETINGiPhone App - Designed for the iPhone, compatible with the iPad Saved is a convenient and speedy way of adding expenses and keeping track of your... | Read more »

Price Scanner via MacPrices.net

Stir Kinetic Desk M1 Standing Or Sitting Desk...
The age of the standing desk is upon us, and according to medical research, it’s arriving none too soon. The World Health Organization (WHO), reports that 60 to 85 percent of people worldwide lead... Read more
Bosch Opens North American eBike Conversion H...
Following its entry into the U.S. eBike market in early 2014, Bosch has established a new headquarters office for Bosch eBike Systems (http://www.bosch-ebike.us) in Southern California, expanding the... Read more
13-inch 2.4GHz Retina MacBook Pro (Apple refu...
The Apple Store has previous-generation Apple Certified Refurbished 13″ 2.4GHz/128GB Retina MacBook Pros available for $999. Apple’s one-year warranty is standard, and shipping is free: - 13″ 2.4GHz/... Read more
13-inch 2.6GHz Retina MacBook Pro on sale for...
Adorama has the 13″ 2.6GHz/128GB Retina MacBook Pro on sale for $1189.99, $110 off MSRP. Shipping is free, and Adorama charges NY & NJ sales tax only. Read more
College Student Deals are back, additional $5...
Take an additional $50 off all MacBooks and iMacs at Best Buy Online with their College Students Deals Savings, valid through April 11, 2015. Anyone with a valid .EDU email address can take advantage... Read more
iPhone 6 and 6 Plus GIve Apple Half Of US Mob...
Chicago-based Consumer Intelligence Research Partners, LLC (CIRP) have released analysis of the results of its research on mobile phone manufacturers for the calendar quarter that ended December 31,... Read more
Save $100 on MacBook Airs with 256GB of stora...
B&H Photo has 256GB MacBook Airs on sale for $100 off MSRP. Shipping is free, and B&H charges NY sales tax only: - 11″ 1.4GHz/256GB MacBook Air: $999 $100 off MSRP - 13″ 1.4GHz/256GB MacBook... Read more
21-inch 2.7GHz iMac on sale for $1179, save $...
B&H Photo has the 21″ 2.7GHz iMac on sale for $1179 including free shipping plus NY sales tax only. Their price is $120 off MSRP, and it’s the lowest price available for this model from any... Read more
iPhone Usage Rates by State Correlate With Ed...
Chitika Insights notes that despite iPhones being the largest source of smartphone Internet traffic in North America, their latest study finds a relatively high degree of variation of iPhone usage... Read more
ProGearX Extendable Pole “Pov/Selfie Stick” M...
There’s something inescapably narcissistic about the concept of selfies as they’ve developed as a smartphone-driven social (particularly social media) phenomenon that rubs me the wrong way. However,... Read more

Jobs Board

*Apple* Acura/Subaru Service Technicians - A...
Apple Automotive is one of the fastest growing dealer…and it shows. Consider making the switch to the Apple Automotive Group today! At Apple Automotive , Read more
Business Development Manager - *Apple* Pay...
**Job Summary** Apple Pay is seeking an experienced business development manager to support the identification, recruitment, negotiation and ongoing management of Read more
*Apple* Solutions Consultant (ASC)- Retail S...
**Job Summary** The ASC is an Apple employee who serves as an Apple brand ambassador and influencer in a Reseller's store. The ASC's role is to grow Apple Read more
*Apple* Solutions Consultant - Retail Sales...
**Job Summary** As an Apple Solutions Consultant (ASC) you are the link between our customers and our products. Your role is to drive the Apple business in a retail Read more
*Apple* Lead Operator, GSOC - Apple (United...
**Job Summary** Apple is seeking an exceptional, customer service oriented and experienced persons to fulfill the role of Apple Lead Operator (ALO) as part of the Read more
All contents are Copyright 1984-2011 by Xplain Corporation. All rights reserved. Theme designed by Icreon.